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I’ve Been Keeping A Secret ..

2017 05 23 Swinging on my own

But it’s finally official … and I want to share.

The ache in my heart has been replaced

and I am head over heels in love!

“The heart wants what it wants. 

There’s no logic to these things. 

You meet someone and

you fall in love and that’s that.”

~ Woody Allan 

We met online. (surprise, surprise, doesn’t everyone these days?)

I was meant to be studying …

I flicked screens and there was his face staring right at me.

A couple of text, some emails and a single phone call was all it took.

It wasn’t planned, but I know it is meant to be.


Why do I love him?

Well, he wears the same colour as my favourite food … ALL the time.

And has the wettess little nose, four little feet could ever own.

He’s my brand new baby boy, and I’d like you all to meet …


Baxter 4.5 weeks.jpg

I’ve been a dog lover all my life and when my baby boy Jackson passed away last year I knew at some point my heart would heal enough to get another dog.  Having owned Kelpies for the past 23 years, and still missing Jackson so much, I knew my heart just couldn’t go there.   In my mind, I HAD decided that a little dog might be nice.  Like a pug, which could easily curl up beside me on the couch every night and who I could blame for my snoring ….

But when it came time to finally choose, I had to think of the whole family, especially a little boy who desperately wants a dog to love of his own.  So knowing I needed child-friendly, loyal and loving, I returned to the breed I had as a child, my very first love, a Labrador.

Baxter won’t end up curled on the couch with me once he’s grown, but if his head rests on my feet each night, that will be a pretty close second.

❤ PB



4 comments on “I’ve Been Keeping A Secret ..

  1. Cougar Sangria
    August 10, 2017

    Oh how sweet he is! I lost my beloved Bailey about 3 years ago to brain cancer. He was an Irish Setter, the breed I most love and he was such a lap dog lol. 60 pounds of love he was. So gentle with the grandbabies my 2 year old Grandaughter led him around with ease. Just recently I have thought about getting another dog. I haven’t acted upon the thought yet but maybe one day. Congratulations on the newest member of your family! Hugs♥

    • PurpleButterfly Lykin
      August 22, 2017

      LOL when a dog wants to be a lap dog they don’t care how big they are right!

      It’s a big decision to add a dog to the family, especially when you’ve lost one so dear. All I can say is little Baxter has filled my heart with love ten times over and it was something I was totally not expecting. Think I’m getting soft in my old age hahaha. Hugs ❤

  2. Juggy
    August 10, 2017

    Ohhhh, so adorable. Heck, they shouldn’t grow up and stay like this 🙂 Congrats and huggss to you PB and pet lil Baxter for me. I mean give him a hug too 🙂

    • PurpleButterfly Lykin
      August 22, 2017

      Can’t believe how easily he’s captured my heart. Something special about this little brown bundle of fur ❤ ❤ ❤

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